Home-based care

What is home-based care?

For people with schizophrenia, there are many options for receiving treatment. For patients in chronic or stable phases of the illness, some interventions and treatments can be provided in a home environment. These types of interventions are integrated as part of a comprehensive treatment program in conjunction with ongoing medication.

What is the evidence for home-based care?

Moderate to low quality evidence finds improved overall symptoms and social adjustment by 20 months (but not 12 months), more sociable behavior and less agitation and disorientation by 4-6 months, less family burden and disruption by 3 months (but not 6 months), and more patient and relative overall satisfaction.

May 2019

Last updated at: 4:42 am, 29th May 2019
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